Smallholder livestock farming is a mainstay of the poor

Smallholder livestock farming is a mainstay of the poor

Livestock production employs more than 1.3 billion people and livestock keeping is a mainstay of the livelihoods of some 600 million poor farmers in the developing world. Increasing demand for meat, milk and eggs in poor countries, particularly in India, China and other emerging economies, is driving economic growth. Making smallholder dairy production more competitive … Continue reading

Agriculture / Women

Empirical evidence on gender differences in non-land agricultural inputs, technology, and services

This IFPRI report reviews empirical literature on gender differences in use, access, and adoption of nonland agricultural inputs in developing countries. It focuses on four key areas: (1) technological resources, (2) natural resources, (3) human resources, and (4) social and political capital. Download the report Continue reading

Agriculture / ILRI / Livestock / Markets / Women

AgriGender report available

A workshop entitled Gender and market-oriented agriculture: From research to practice (AgriGender 2011) was organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the IPMS project from 31 January to 2 February 2011 in Addis Ababa to share the experiences of integrating gender in initiatives promoting market-oriented agriculture. Download the report Continue reading

ILRI / PIL / Women

Gender in rural Africa: women on the brink of change

ILRI’s Jemimah Njuki was today profiled by the CGIAR ICT-KM Program in its “Growing Talents: Youth in Agriculture” series of interviews. Jemimah Njuki didn’t set out to make gender issues the focus of her life’s work. She came across her passion in life quite by accident. While working as a livestock scientist in her native … Continue reading